I've had my 2 since launch day and use it every day. Returned the 3 as it felt clunky in comparison and the retina screen did not make up for the additional heft for me. Picked up a mini white 32gb the other day and am slowly beginning to prefer it to the 2. Slightly improved screen because of the smaller size and the overall form factor is unbeatable. I recently bought a Kindle Fire HD and am very impressed. Excellent vibrant screen a good tablet for the price. Better sound than the mini. However, the mini just oozes quality and slickness. Something intangible that puts it above the rest. The 'Apple' factor! If you can afford it get a mini now and then get the mini 2 which hopefully will have the retina screen and faster CPU.